President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to ensure that the police officers responsible for the killing of Kolade Johnson in Lagos State will be appropriately punished for their action.
The president made this promise in a statement by his special adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.
According to the statement, the president condemned the action of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS operatives from the Lagos State Police Command.
The president also reassured the public that any law enforcement agent caught violating the law will be made to face the full weight of the law.
He commiserated with the family of the deceased and promised that the suspects will be punished according to the full weight of the law.
Buhari said; “Government will not tolerate in any way the brutalization of Nigerians or the violation of their rights.
“Any officer of the law enforcement agencies or any other government functionary caught in this act will certainly be visited with the full weight of the law.”
Recall that following directives from the Presidency in 2018 to overhaul the management and activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, steps were taken by the Police leadership to restructure and reform SARS.
The President recognizes that a lot more remains to be done and this effort must be sustained.
He reassures that this administration will continue to ensure that all officers in the police and other law enforcement agencies conduct their operations in strict adherence to the rule of law and with due regard to International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.